HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) and member of the International Olympic Committee executive board, has been joined by Princess Aisha bint Faisal and Princess Sarah bint Faisal, at a two-day gender equity seminar hosted by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Bahrain on Sunday. HRH Prince Feisal, who was also accompanied by Nasser Majali, JOC Secretary General, highlighted the progress made in achieving gender equality in sport with increasing representation of women across various roles in sporting bodies. “It has been a long journey, and we have taken many steps in the progress of gender equality in sport,” said HRH Prince Feisal. “In 2006, when I attended the first meeting of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC), there was less than 10% female representation. I am happy today that at the last meeting, which took place in Seoul, one-third of the participants in the meeting were women. “This is the biggest example of the progress that has been made. But we still have a long way to go.” The seminar has welcomed more than 90 participants representing 41 countries, including 36 Secretary Generals from National Olympic Committee, 12 of whom are women. Around 50 women are participating in total, along with a number of senior Olympic leaders.
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